Rosacea Infection On Our Skin Essay

1220 Words Nov 10th, 2016 5 Pages
Rosacea Infection on Our Skin
The human microbiome is the cumulative genomes of all the different types of microbes ranging from bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live in and outside of the human body. We have many mutualistic, commensal, and even detrimental microbes living in our bodies. There are commensal microbes that sometimes are also responsible for the infection due to the microbe containing a pathogenic strain. In our laboratory, there appears to be 40 patients that are experiencing a visible skin infection on their face, and the infection does not seem to respond to the current antimicrobial treatment. Upon observation of this skin infection, it appears to be a rosacea infection. To confirm and verify the identity of the infection, we will be performing laboratory tests by using the classical approach and the molecular approach. From what is seen from the patients, it is a rosacea infection and the reason antimicrobial treatment is not responding is the result of an enhanced expression of toll-like receptor 2 from a pathogenic strain in the epidermis of rosacea that is antibiotic resistant.
Rosacea is a common, chronic skin disease usually occurring in adults 30 to 60 years of age. It causes facial redness, and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps (pustules) that may look like acne. The small spots, pustules that appear on the face is known as inflammatory rosacea. When the pathogen is severe, it can cause the facial skin to thicken and be red, especially around…

Related Documents